Why Rosie's Book?

While growing up, I had a dear friend, Renee, that lived next door and with whom I spent much of my childhood. We grew, in different directions, and went on our merry way. Many years later, I ran into her parents and they kindly reminded me of the laughs they still have over my book. “What book?” I wondered with a puzzled look. "I don't remember a book." Hardy laughter accompanied their response. At some time during our childhood, I tried to convince Renee about something that her parents didn’t agree with. I told her that proof of its truth could be found “in my book.” Naturally she went home and tried to convince her parents of the same thing but they weren’t falling for it. She needed an edge and told them emphatically, “It’s in Rosie’s book!” After they caught their breaths from reborn laughter, they let me know how “Rosie’s book” has been cited for many other things throughout the years. They’ve also mentioned that they’d like to see “Rosie’s book” one day. I can’t remember all of the things that I said were in “my book” but I’m sure my dear friend’s parents can recall much more than I ever knew about – LOL!!! So, here it is . . . my version of things you might find In Rosie’s Book . . .

Friday, February 1, 2013

Elisabeth Bell's Miss You Love You Digi Bells' Blog Hop

To celebrate the newest addition to Elisabeth Bell's Digital Gallery (here), the Digi Bells Design Team is hosting a blog hop.

How can you win your own Miss You Love You digi image?  You'll have to hop through and leave comments on EACH blog.  [You can find the full list of 16 other blogs at the Digi Bells Design Team blog (here).]  Lynda will pick 2 blogs at random and the winners will be picked from those comments. The hoppers will have until Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 at 9 AM to leave comments. The winners will be posted at the Digi Bells' blog on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013.

Reminder:  Buying then sharing digital images is theft.  Sharing digital images takes income away from the artist.

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This little sweetie, sitting on her steamer trunk, waits with her puppy for her adventure to begin.

Here's a closer view of my Copic-filled image.  I've painted Diamond Stickles over the flowers for added glimmer.  Glossy Accents over the entire image adds shiny dimension.  I have used the "beyond the edge" technique with a Spellbinders Large Labels die to create the inside frame.  I've used a Technique Tuesday Jet Lag small set map stamp, inked with various Adirondack dye inks, to splash some color around my white outside frame.

A Creative Imaginations map collage is layered with Bazzill cardstock to form my side open card.  Faux stitching provides borders surrounding my layers.  A house stamp from a Crafty Secrets Home Sweet Home Large set provides a dreamy image in my frame.  A sentiment from the same Home Sweet Home set supports my theme.  I've painted Peeled Paint Distress Stickles over my large labels frame for sparkling texture.
A warped clock charm hangs from a We R Memory Keepers gold eyelet by a gold cord in one corner in front of a bit of olive-toned ricrac.  A Making Memories Brown Outline leather corner adorns the other corner.
A 5/8" Forest Green Satin Sensations ribbon bow is centered in my flower cluster of mulberry paper roses, Prima sugar plum roses, chloes, pias and Petaloo dazzlers glittered florettes.  McGill pine branches and Punch Bunch small birch leaves make nice textured fillers.  A Martha Stewart punched blue butterfly covered with Star Dust Stickles flutters nearby.  Want2Scrap's Finesse Swirls in brown provide movement throughout.

The inside supports the front and shows an Art Gone Wild! friend sentiment stamped inside of a frame made by a Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page Daisy edge and corner.

Remember to leave your comment below then move along to your next stop at the wonderfully-talented Olivia's blog (here).  For reference, you can find the full list of the blogs to hop at the Digi Bells Design Team blog (here).

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
One Stop Craft "Sparkle and Bling" (here)
Totally Gorjuss "Flowers!" (here)
Sweet Stampin' "Ribbon" (here)
Tuesday Throwdown "Bling It On" (here)
Tuesday Alchemy "Anything Goes" (here)
Simon Says Stamp! "Anything Goes" (here)
Cute Card Thursday "A Different Corner" (here)
Moving Along with the Times "Punch It Out" (here) - Daisy border punch frames inside
Bunny Zoe's Crafts "Anything Goes" (here)
Creative Craft "Bling It Up" (here)

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Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair, dog, basket - E31, E35, E47
pants, shirt, patch, purse, daisies, hat ribbon - BG0000, BG01, BG05
roses, flip flops, dots - YR21, YR24, YR27
leaves - G20, G24, G28
posies, luggage - Y13, Y21, Y26, Y28
floral paper - YG11, YG13, YG17
apron, hat - E42, E40, 0
ground shadow - W5, W3, W1, 0
clouds - BG0000, 0
trees, grass - G20, 0
shutters, roof - E31, 0
house - E42, E40, 0
airbrushed torn paper clouds - BG01, sunny Y000, ground G000

On 2-1-13 Elisabeth Bell wrote:  "Rose, LOOOOVE your card!! So many beautiful elements such as the flowers and the bead work! The house in the background and the colours give it a magical, vintage quality. Absolutely STUNNING."

As always, I'm so glad that you stopped by to visit!

~ Rose


whimsical whispers said...

Beautiful colouring, love the colour combo,so much detail and just loving this new digi.

Susan Dube said...

She's just stunning, Rose! I love all the different elements from the charm to the faux stitching to the coloring (which is fabulous!), to the flowers. Just perfectly put together. Simply beautiful!



Chris said...

Beautiful card! Lovely image and fabulous composition! Thanks for joining Sweet Stampin' Challenge this week!

Robin said...

So amazingly beautiful! I love her looking at the picture of the home and all the embellishing. Your coloring is just gorgeous! The warm colors are just fabulous! Hugs, Robin

Lotte said...

Wow, you made really something different with this digistamp. I love how you've put everything together. Thank you for sharing the inspiration. Hugs Lotte

Deb said...

just gorgeous Rose! I love that sentiment, I have it on a framed picture!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
Have a great weekend!

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Rose - your card is scrumptious! So many pretty colors, layers, textures and fun embellishments! I especially like your sharing and coloring. The bow looks BEAUTIFUL - so billowy. The font on the sentiment inside your card is pretty, and the sentiment is lovely.

~ Barb said...

Wow, what an amazing scene you have created! I love all the embellishments and your stitching gives your papers such texture! I am a new follower, very glad to have 'hopped' by.
{Hugs} Barb

Jayne A said...

Beautiful card.

Sarah said...

Hi Rose, oh my that is just amazing! So much detail and the image is really beautifully coloured.

Thanks for joining in with us this week at Sweet Stampin.


Jolanda said...

So great and i love the colours you have use, and your colouringwork is gorgeous!!

Denise Goeldner said...

Gorgeous card and of course love the image hugs xx

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

Wow your card is stunning. I love the gorgeous image and beautiful sentiment and all your details.

Thanks for joining us this week at the One Stop Craft Challenge and good luck.


scrapperjulia said...

This is a gorgeous card! Love the sayings! Thanks for joining us at The One Stop Craft Challenge!

Alyce said...

oh rose she is so sweet! i love the vintage tones and the little pops of glitter. a gorgeous card as always :)

xxxtglxxx said...

This is beautiful! :) Love the colour shades and gorgeous image and embellies! :)

Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin



Creaciones del Mar said...

cool. beautiful colors and wonderful interpretation

Inkypinkydelights said...

Oh Rose this is fabulous! I just love evrything about it. Thanks for your kind words on my Blog today. Judy x

Ira Huberts said...

What a stunning looking card Rose! Gosh, I really love all the beautiful details you've added here, so pretty!!! And the quote is oh so true, really fabulous! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, have a lovely weekend, hugs, Ira xox

Lin said...

The first thing I thought of when I saw your card was Anne of Green Gables, as I remember a scene where she was sitting on a suitcase waiting for someone. Beautiful details on your card, Rose, thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week!

Riette said...

This is so beautiful! Would look great framed!

CraftyGirl said...

Wow, this is just a lovely card. Your embellishments and image are just perfect. I am very glad you entered this week at Tuesday Throwdown. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.


Tuesday Throwdown DT

Berni Cuttino said...

Amazing card the image is simply impressive. Thanks for joining in on the fun at Tuesday Throwdown. We look forward to seeing you again.

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is lovely, thanks for playing on MAWTT this week, Hazelxo

Carla S. said...

Stunning card, Rose! I love the wonderfully-designed scene and all the gorgeous embellishments! Your coloring is superb!

Joynana said...

This card is gorgeous. Love the flowers the image and everything else about this card. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week.

Shuly said...

woohoo this card is stunning!! there are so many lovely details, i keep admiring it!
first i noticed how you cleverly used two subjects for the center (traditionnally we find a character or a landscape) you manage both by placing the girl on one side of the tag, it's beautiful !! they are both elegantly magnified by the strass swirls
then i love how you placed your ribbon among the flowers woohoo i love that idea
and then you managed to place many but subtle corner decorations, it's so so beautiful, congratulations this card inspires me so much!

Shea said...

Another fabulous work of art, Rose. This is sheer eye candy - my eyes are gobbling up all these delicious details one after the other, then back 'round again. There is so much to love about this card, but I'm especially drawn to the flowers, adorable charm and the stitching as perfect accents to the beautifully colored, and ever so sweet, image. Thanks so much for playing with us at Tuesday Alchemy!

Sarah said...

Oh, I absolutely LOVE this card! Everything about it is wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge! (I also thank you for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!)

heidy said...

Wow this is gorgeous!!
thanks for joining CCT this week!
Hugs Heidy

marion82 said...

lovely card sweetie well done!!
Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges!!

you can visit
and http://colorinkdigistamps.blogspot.gr/
for my free digis!!

Lynda Nielsen said...

Ohhhhhhhh my Rosie... This is pure perfection!!! So many things to look at. I love every detail, truly eye catching! You've outdone yourself again my friend!
I love it all!
Big Hugs,

MommyScraps said...

Rose, love your soft coloring and the touch of stickles in the cap! :) Gorgeous creation!